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Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Please describe the medication: levonorgestrel?

Progestin: Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has properties similar to progesterone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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What medication can effective the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

What medication can effective the mirena (levonorgestrel) coil?

Levonorgestrel: The Mirena coil is an IUD that is impregnated with levonorgestrel, a second generation progestin (synthetic progestogen) used as an active ingredient in some hormonal contraceptives ...Read more

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Can any medications effect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Can any medications effect the mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Short answer: no: If you mean will any medications make it less effective the answer is no. But certain meds may make your bleeding heavier with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) (warfarin/plavix/lovenox) but these would increase your bleeding if you didn't have a mirena (levonorgestrel). There are no interactions with antibiotics, anti retrovirals, seizure meds, etc. This is one of the reasons i like iuds so much. Very few interactions. ...Read more

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Which medications to loose weight can I take with having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Which medications to loose weight can I take with having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Any safe weight loss: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not interfere with or interact with any medications, so any weight loss medication that your doctor feels comfortable with prescribing is acceptable for you to take. ...Read more

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What medication i can not take with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

What medication i can not take with levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

Relatively few: The issue with various medications, mostly antibiotics and some anti-seizure medications, is that the effectiveness of the pill or the medications is decreased. The interactions in and of themselves are not harmful. ...Read more

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How to reduce side effects of birth control pill(Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) ? Should we get worry about those side effects? In case of side effects what medications should be used?

How to reduce side effects of birth control pill(Levonorgestrel 1.5 mg) ? Should we get worry about those side effects? In case of side effects what medications should be used?

See doctor: here is a brief list of major and minor side effects.
https://www.drugs.com/sfx/levonorgestrel-side-effects.html

For specifics to your situation one would need to know what side effects. Usually there is an alternative medication that can be considered depending on the side effect.

Best approach is a consult with a doctor licensed in your area to give specific advice. ...Read more

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What causes heavy long periods with the copper IUD is there any medication I can take. Can I take levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED just to stop heavy long flow plz?

What causes heavy long periods with the copper IUD is there any medication I can take. Can I take levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED just to stop heavy long flow plz?

Known side effect: The copper IUD is known to cause heavier periods, probably due to localized irritation and inflammation. If it is sufficiently severe the solution is to remove the IUD. The Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) might help but that defeats the point of the IUD. A better approach would be to switch to the progesterone IUD which will actually decrease flow. ...Read more

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How serious is it to have the mirena (levonorgestrel) because I have been seeing commercials saying its a dangerous drug and I have that iud?

Not serious: The most common risks with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are at time of placement. If you have an infection when the iud is placed, you are increased risk in the first 30 days for pelvic infection. Other risks for displaced or misplaced come at the time of placement. If not placed by trained physician, it could be placed improperly. ...Read more

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Doctor was unable to insert mirena (levonorgestrel) due to scar tissue and i don't want anymore drugs for birth control, any suggestions?

Doctor was unable to insert mirena (levonorgestrel) due to scar tissue and i don't want anymore drugs for birth control, any suggestions?

Acupuncture: And chinese medicine can help reduce the scar tissue..Ask your doctor if the implants are ok for you.
Can you use a diaphragm? And condoms? ...Read more

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Can levonorgestrel be used 2 months in a row?

Depends: Depends for what reason, but it is routinely used for more than 2 months. ...Read more

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How long does levonorgestrel stay in your body?

Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the drug to be eliminated is about 17-24 hours, 3/4 gone by 36-48 hours, 7/8 gone by 2-3 days, etc. For all practical purposes you can assume it is all gone in about 5 days. ...Read more

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What number of times a week will my girlfriend take levonorgestrel pill?

What number of times a week will my girlfriend take levonorgestrel pill?

Safe; not the best: Levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills are safe but it's as effective as other regular methods of birth control. She can discuss more effective options with her doctor or provider. Regular methods cost less too. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the mirena (levonorgestrel) failing?

Misplacement: Initial misplacement or later displacement are the two most common reasons for failure. Mirena, (levonorgestrel) like any other contraceptive method, has a failure rate that is fortunately very small. ...Read more

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I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

I have had mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted and am having issues ?

What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more

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Are levonorgestrel and desogestrel the same?

No: no, they are 2 different types of progestins (often found in birth control pills) ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

How long do the side effects of levonorgestrel last for?

Brief: If you are taking a birth control pill with this in it , it is out of your system within days of stopping the pill. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

How long does the side effects of 0.75 levonorgestrel lasts?

0.75 levonorgestrel: 0.75 levonorgestrel is the active ingredient in Plan B emergency contraception. It can alter the menstrual cycle for 1-2 cycles. Other side effects lasting several days after taking levonorgestrel include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levonorgestrel vs desogestrel?

Not much : These are simply two different forms of the hormone progesterone. Clinically the differences for the person taking it are undetectable. ...Read more

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I there a difference between Plan B and the generic brand levonorgestrel tablets?

Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more

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How severe are side effects of levonorgestrel 1.5mg on average, can I go to work? How long shall I expect side effects to last?

You only know!: What ever you read are guidelines. The effects in any given individual vary. It's the patient's own experience that counts. What all we can say is that this is the "usual"usual" thing or time that may happen and if something out of the usual happens that's distressing you contact us. No guarantees of perfection, but we're here to help you get thru it. ...Read more

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How effective is mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Very effective: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is one of the most effective non-permanent methods of birth control. It is better than 99% effective. ...Read more

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What's causing my pain if you doubt it's the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if i could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

What to do if i could feel the strings of my mirena (levonorgestrel) iudhelp!?

Depends: Its ok if you can feel the strings. Some Women feel for them monthly for reassurance that the IUD is still there. They shouldn't be felt near the vaginal opening as this could indicate that the IUD had fallen out of the uterus. They are normally quite high up near the top of the vagina.

If your partner can feel the strings during intercourse, the string may need to be cut shorter. ...Read more

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What would happen if I got clumdia or goanneria while being on the mirena (levonorgestrel)? What are the signs of this?

What would happen if I got clumdia or goanneria while being on the mirena (levonorgestrel)? What are the signs of this?

Signs /risks are few: If the infections by chlamydia or gonorrhea are very recent and only present in your cervix, they can be treated easily, promptly and effectively with the appropriate antibiotics without removing your Mirena (levonorgestrel) and without sequellae. These infections can frequently be totally asymptomatic; there may be no "signs". They are often detected by simply performing tests on your vaginal/cervical secretions. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe iud?

IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read more